The mother of two has three cafés in London but isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
British-Pakistani chef Zahra Khan has been featured on Forbes annual 30 Under 30 Europe List as one of “the retail industry’s rising stars who have defied a pandemic to transform how Europe shops”.
The mother of two runs Feya cafés and shops in London where she employs 30 full-time staff, hires female illustrators to design packaging and donates 10% of her retail profit towards professional coaching for women, according to Forbes.
What got her a spot on the list is her infant chain of cafés, Feya. Through her entrepreneurial endeavour, she not only realised her childhood dream of baking but also fulfilled her years-long desire to break gender stereotypes and empower and employ women who otherwise may not get the opportunity.
Khan started baking at the tender age of eight alongside her mother, which is when she developed an interest in the craft. “One of the first things I baked…